Posted 02 September 2008 - 09:58 AM
Can you ping the sites in question?
can you tracert the sites in question?
Ping the site by IP and hostname start>run>cmd>ping ipaddress, do a tracert to the site, start>run>cmd>tracert ipaddress . this will show you the hops, or routers your connection takes to get there. If there are any bad looking hops check them at WWW.WHOIS.ORG or WWW.DNSSTUFF.COM Ideally try this with a "known good" second machine from the same network and same IP as the first to see if the route is the same. If it is not you maybe botted, or being spoofed or something and going through thier setup, but it could still be anything unless the WHOIS search showed you different. Of course it could be that your router is the culpret so try and remove that from the situation and see if you can ping/tracert/connect to the sites in question.
if you cannot ping the site, see if a friend from another network can ping and or tracert it.
There is also a possabilty that the registry was set to not allow the ports needed for the games to be used. Microsofts technet has intructions on opening them I think.
I hope this is some help or direction. Good Luck